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Straw bale gardening is a gardening technique perfected by Joel Karsten where the bales acts as natural containers for your plants. They’re like growbags at a. Straw Bale Gardening is quite simply the easiest way to grow great edibles. Straw Bale Gardens – Joel Karsten (BOOK, available through J Karsten’s website) . So I called up Joel Karsten, author of Straw Bale Gardens, and lead Karsten argues that straw is an ideal “container” for growing vegetables.

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This means wetting and fertilizing the bales for roughly 10 days to start composting the inner straw. Candace Taylor July 6, – 2: The Top 5 Best Garden Hoes. People like the author of this article who simply read propaganda and recites as fact anomaly occurrences that are neither controlled nor evaluated based on any scientific technique or protocols.

In the ‘s Joel began experimenting with production of vegetables in decomposing bales of straw. I do container gardening: Thank you for upholding truth. I’ve heard Joel Karsten speak several times and enjoyed every single presentation.

Science is supposed to be about facts, not feelings. Are we the smart ones? His presentations are always fun, very educational, and will inspire the audience to go home, grab a shovel, and make their backyard into the envy of the neighborhood!

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Your arguments are similar to people that used to be convinced that the earth was flat, simply because they did not understand basic science nor would they listen to those who tried to reason with them. I guess this comment strawabales made, pissed me off enough to write this long ass comment. David The Good July 1, – 4: David The Good July 1, – Now we are poisoning the land where our food grows. Now an award winning author with Cool Springs Press, Karsten is working on future projects and speaking regularly around the world.


Never again do the heavy-lifting or bending, required with traditional soil-based gardens. I guess we can ignore that study too. Two weeks before you plant, you have to get the bales cooking. I have arthritis and now I’m 76 but can continue my beloved gardening because of this method.

I have more than of the 5 gallon gradening. Build a strqw and greenhouse in one One of the coolest things about straw bale gardening is that it combines the best of container gardening with vertical gardening. Farmers would be extremely unlikely to ever allow their crop to enter this market.

Monsanto has their GMO seed trademarked, so if the OP seed has been pollinated by the GMO seed, and the farmer collects seed for next years crop, Monsanto can, and will sue him, and they will win.

It has recently come to light that big corporations had paid scientist to study the correlation between fat and a myriad of diseases.

Joel Karsten: Straw Bale Gardening Shill

Our neighbor had horses, and one batch of hay made her horses very sick. I even became friends with one critic who corrected some of my assumptions.

His method may work. Buffalo Bird Woman’s Garden. Not just in straw or hay, but also in the composted manure at the garden stores. Some practical and serious advice about pursuing patents, trademarks and copyrights, from a non-lawyer perspective.


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We need to believe the government, right? As being a chemist and reading those government articlesI have to laugh, propaganda is still alive and well in America.

Starting Mulberry Trees from Cuttings. Helping to change the standard agricultural paradigm in many parts of Asia, Karsten presents workshops and gives presentations all over the world.

The Edible Blue Mushroom: In addition while this article makes many claims which might lead readers to believe this is an issue on a large scale, the fact is that very few actual cases where this has happened have ever been actually documented. If a farmer is growing soy bean or corn, and he does not use Monsanto seed, but an OP seed, he does this so he can collect seed, as to not have to buy new seed every year. I still remember doctors on t.

He shares a few of his most humorous ideas that turned out to be complete failures. This Joel feller wrote a hit piece about my buddy, but after much consternation, I realized how subjective we all can be.

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Be aware and you are warned. Will have to return to basics. Many basic facts counter to the authors agenda are simply, maybe purposefully, left out. You have made me a believer. Once the straw gardwning the bale begins to decay the straw becomes “conditioned” compost that creates an extraordinary plant rooting environment.